The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

{ Cozy Indoor & Outdoor Patriotic Pillows from Pottery Barn }

Happy Tuesday everyone! The week has been moving right along & honestly the last few days have been amazing! I don't know if it's the warmer summery weather or what, but we've been super busy enjoying this home of ours before we list { please pray we find a home soon } & these last few days we've been busy sprucing up our patio, trimming our little pasture area, washing our big wood garage,  filling the fire-pit with wood, adding a chippy white fence & sodding some spots the dogs have ruined by playing constantly in! After we got ALL that done we washed down our painted patio, added decor, put a rug down & set out the tables & cushions...I've been meaning to replace our red cushions for quite sometime & will be this weekend..With that being said I noticed I have like no cozy decorative outdoor pillows! I came across some AWESOME & stylish ones from @potterybarn for the indoors or outdoors & yay many of them are patriotic & on SALE!! Come see the ones I picked out for you guys below..































Which pillow is your favorite? I loved the mixed in farmhouse & cottage style striped & grainsack & sooo many of these are on sale & much cheaper than other places! The grainsack is such a great deal & I may have just ordered some tonight!! Let me know down below which one was your favorite!!

*You can see our patriotic dining room HERE

 
HAPPY TUESDAY!
 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Thursday, May 18, 2017

{ Vintage Style Patriotic Kitchen Decor Inspiration }

Heyyyy lovely friends, I hope your week has been great! We've been getting slammed with super warm weather here in Michigan & of course I've been purging stuff, getting ready for summer & decorating hahah big surprise there! With everything we have going on with house {farm} hunting, work & everything in between I've felt like I needed some color & a fresh look in the dining room etc.. I mentioned in my last post that I haven't felt well lately { I'll share after my tests} & that's put a little damper on things! I hate being in limbo & honestly it gets me stressed & I feel worse..With that being said I thought styling a little area for 4th of July would perk me up! It's almost June so I'm not too worried about it being to early as Hobby Lobby has their Autumn decor out already hahahahah... The first thing I think about when the end of May hits is summer & 4th of July at our family cottage! I love anything vintage style for the holiday, but not so much the flashy plastic style goods ha. I actually got the inspiration for this post while I was out shopping at Target! I came home { house a mess } & just started grabbing things I had around..which is so not like me because for some reason I have a really hard time finding 4th decor I like..It's like it was meant to be haha. My sister was keeping the pups entertained in the living room while I through all this together ..at 10pm..with stuff from shopping everywhere..on a Wednesday night..TYPICAL ME ha! Anyways come read & gather some early 4th inspiration below!


When I think of 4th of July I think of good ole' country music playing, huge buckets of cherries & apples & lots of laughs! I love the color red to begin with, not usually for decor but I was excited to add these apples, some vintage rolling pins, & some other treasures!

This was the easiest centerpiece ever! I just used the cream chalkboard planter from Rae Dunn, some faux Ikea plants, vintage milk bottles & 2 cloth napkins I placed together that I got on sale for under $4!! The flags were $1 from Target dollar spot!






The vintage blue masons are pretty much my favorite! They give that festive super vintage charm & add that fun pop of whimsy color! I love how our pantry looks with these goods too.. You can see our DIY Vintage Pantry HERE if you would like to make one..



Pussy willow branches & white flowers are definitely another thing I picture when decorating for the 4th! These ones were on sale from Michaels a few years back! The vintage barrel, stool & ladder were all free finds!  
 What do you guys think about this festive dining room? When do you start decorating for summer & the 4th? 

See last year's 4th Posts:
Wishing you all a happy & healthy Friday & weekend!
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says it, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose



Thursday, May 11, 2017

{ 5 Simple Tips to Brighten your Home for Summer! }

Heyyy friends!! Thanks for popping back in on my little blog here! As I've been slowly making changes to our upper living room something dawned on me..I was actually prepping for summer with small touches & didn't even realize it! I don't think I do this every year, but who knows..It's some of the most random things,but I've noticed it can make a huge difference to lighten up a space for warmer weather etc.. Today I thought I would quickly share 5 ways I change up our little suburban cottage for warmer weather with some simple tips! I've got about a million things to do today which include logging business invoices, cleaning, finishing some blog stuff, purging goods for when we move etc.. & hopefully washing my hair at some point hahah..I swear it's the little things lately that have me going crazy & wanting a more simple approach to everything haha! Anyways, come read my five easy tips to lighten & brighten your home for the warmer weather upon us!


1. Use Lighter Curtains/Pillows & Throws!

This is something I switch out a lot in our home! I'm constantly changing curtains out because it's a simple fix & can either warm a space up our help make it feel airy & light! Sheers are some of the best ways to help a space "breathe" with still adding a bit of texture/ layering or even privacy! For pillows I like to get rid of or put away any heavy quilted style throw pillows, faux fur etc..Same goes for throws!



2.  Add Greenery


This is such a given to most people in the "blogland" but for those who struggle with decorating for seasons, occasions etc.. this can be just what a space needs to feel cozy or bright & on the cheap! I add faux & real plants throughout our home. For summer greenery in the rooms are a must..It's like bringing the outdoors in & who doesn't look the outdoors in the summertime??

3. Candles/ Scents


I'm a candle lover to begin with, but for summer I love to add simple scented candles to gathering areas etc.. These white ones I have here are from @homegoods & smell like vanilla & lavender! They bring the outside in with the lavender scent & help keep it still cozy with he vanilla mixed in! Super affordable & a simple way to add summery scents throughout your home easily!

4. Add Signs or Quotes!


Ahh my love for signs & quotes has been strong these last couple of years! They add that cozy touch with meaning & can basically be placed anywhere in your home!  I love using our chalkboard wall in our dining room to add simple quotes etc.. 

5. Adding Color/ Floral Prints!



This tip isn't new to me, but new in terms of adding color & floral to one of our personal spaces! I went out on a limb a few weeks back & bought this floral slipcover - HERE - & fell in love with the pops of granny chic color with still having that bit of cottagey charm! I think with the right accessories floral & color can still be farmhousy/ cottage & cozy, and not overwhelming or tacky ha!


What do you guys think about these simple tips for summer? I'd love to know how you guys add summer charm to your home or get ready for the warmer months?!

Happy Thursday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

{ New Cottage Style HomeGoods Living Room Shelf }

Happy fresh new week everyone! So a few days ago I blogged about some new changes in our upper living room - HERE - happening s l o w l y! I started this little "spruce" up a few weeks ago & have been picking up pieces here & there for something fresh & summery! I started with this piece - HERE - & have been adding to it since. This weekend my sister & I decided to get ready { rare for me haha } & go do a little shopping for vacation  { See My IG }  & of course there was a @Marshalls & @Homegoods right next door...You know what that means.. SHOPPING! We ended up have a great Saturday night just relaxing & enjoying an all around beautiful & calm night! Today I'm here to show you what I ended up picking up at HomeGoods for less than $30 & something we truly needed { Keep reading below }. 

 



So you've probably guessed it by now, but Yes, I FINALLY found a new shelf for our upper living room area!! The plain white distressed one from forever ago finally gave out { thankfully while no one was sitting there } & I decided to retire it to a new location { See My IG }


*Slipcover is from Ikea!


If you've noticed I've been slowly removing anything black from this space as well & replacing with weathered grey/white washed accents for spring/ summer! The table to the right next to the sofa will be getting a makeover soon too!


I love that this mantel shelf has both the weathered grey wash look & the galvanized top part! It also adds to this space because of the bottom part that almost looks like a little fence..Meshes well with our summer floral pattern sofa cover for summer!



I think I mentioned this via a few posts back, but I did remove the black lantern chandelier that was in here for this older one we had in here before..Few changes coming to it as well, but for now I love the vintagey garden feel this space is slowly taking on!


 This new fresher & lighter looking space for our breezy summers ahead has me craving all our adventures we have planned already! What do you think about the new shelf?

-SOURCE LIST
 Greenery: Ikea
Shelf: HomeGoods
Candlesticks: Marshalls
Gather Basket: Hobby Lobby
Sign: Thread & Wood

Happy Tuesday!

 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
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Paige.Rose

Thursday, May 4, 2017

{ Farmhouse Style Spring Window Decor, New Signs & Update.. }

Hi. Before I start this post I should warn you It's going to be long & very candid on what's been going on around here & why the blog has been slower than usual in terms of content etc.. So I've mentioned this before, but I have a bad back, have had kidney issues in the past & a few other issues going on..I've put off going to the dr. for many reasons one being that I have extreme " white coat " syndrome & literally go into a panic to where I can barley talk! I'm not sure why I have this seeing as I was exposed to many hospital visits for various reasons as a child & not just for me...actually typing that just gave me my answer. Anyways, lately my back has been so bad I can't even sit up in bed in the morning without my left side of my rib cage spasing uncontrollably for the first hour upon waking! I'm in constant pain but cover it up super well { my pain tolerance is crazy }. While all this has been going on I've also felt guilty even feeling a tad bit sad for myself etc..because let's face it there is so much worse going on in the world to animals & people daily. With that being said, that brings me to my next issue I've been having or actually feeling..This "blogland" world can be an awesome source of inspiration & encouragement & business all in one, but it does have a downside..and that is the need to be better & the best 24/7! I see it all the time on IG especially from those who buy followers, market to the extreme etc.. Now I'm not knocking that style, but it's left me feeling like what is the point of it all? For example I see my mom fighting for animals in shelters, protesting, volunteering her time after her professional work week { dental field } & to me that's so much more important than home decor! I love EVERYTHING home, but what purpose does it really serve? Yes, it's inspirational, makes you feel great to have a nicely styled house or be praised/ have awesome treasures etc.. but really its all blah blah blah compared to what really matters- at least for me! I love blogging & being able to share practical home stuff with you guys & for that I'm truly thankful for this homegrown organic business of mine.

Back to today's post..the cutest new signs from my mom as a little gift for our 10 year anniversary together! I had the perfect spot for them & then decided to spruce of our kitchen window with some spring decor!! It's super simple, cozy & thrifty per usual! Come take a peek & these cute little signs with the most authentic message ever from @biglots! 



The rustic burlap curtain was a DIY almost 2 years ago HERE
I find it fun & inspirational to look back at past posts & see what has changed & how I've grown with this little business of mine!




How cute are those signs? I love the message, neutral/farmhouse look & bonus they were both under $5! 




I find it so crazy when I share a picture of our kitchen window decorated it's one of my most liked pictures!! The most random spots I tell ya hahah! I do love this cozy kitchen of ours though!


I really hope you guys have a WONDERFUL weekend ahead & spend it doing something you love, enjoying family & just being well! Thanks again for the continued support & 
P.S. sorry this post was a bit all over...Sometimes being honest is the best therapy!

Do you decorate your kitchen window area?

Happy Friday!

As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose

Monday, May 1, 2017

{ First Look: Cottage Style Floral Ikea Ektorp Slipcover Sofa! }

Hold on guys before you think I've lost my mind or you click out because of the word "floral" I promise it's cute cottagey floral, not green 1960's floral hahah! Let me back track a bit..So a few days ago while I was outside snapping some spring bloom pics HERE around our cottage I stopped to sit on our back patio & just take in the sun & beautiful day! It was then I realized I wanted to add some color to our homes interior simply..but how?! Yup, you guessed it..by switching out our dingy ripped white IKEA sofa cover for something new!! I still can't believe I pulled the trigger & got the brightest floral slipcover ever haha especially because color isn't always my friend in decor or any part of my life actually! Sunday Mark & I headed out to Ikea to enjoy some retail therapy & Chinese after since it was gloomy & rainy! Mark actually is the one who actually spotted this one & said go for it!! With him & my mum pushing, I DID IT!! We now have a bunch of beautiful spring color in our upper living room! I'm not going to lie at first I was really turned off by the contrast, but with a few decor changes it has grown on me in the last day already!! Come see some quick snaps below { sorry about the half done wall decor & phone pics }!


Do you guys see even in my clothing I'm neutral haha..I can't help it!
 

I kind of just shopped the house for some simple items to throw in with the new cover..these grey/blue pillows from forever ago being one of them! I love that it still looks cottagey just fresher & brighter! You guys know I hate going with the masses & that plain white Ektorp was getting way to popular/trendy for me..So I had to do something a bit different & honestly out of my comfort zone & LOVE IT! 

  

Here is a quick snap from the store lighting for you guys.. Below is right when we brought it home! I wanted to show you how it looked in different lighting etc..Since today's pictures are a bit dark thanks to our Michigan weather!

Side Note: The cover was $200
 

Of course I started styling the room before the slipcover was even on hahaha TYPICAL Paige move right there! Hereeee I come with my shopping tote from our downstairs decor room...{ insert my husband cracking up }




It's so refreshing & uplifting!! I'm always honest with you guys & sometimes even though I LOVE cottage/ farmhouse style decor sometimes it can be taken too far & becomes BLAH & DEPRESSING! This adds the perfect cottagey bright charm for our upcoming breezy Michigan summer!


Still undecided on if this wall decor will stay or change..Blog post coming soon on the small change-ups! If you noticed I removed all the black almost & switched out for more white, cream & wood tones..including the black lantern chandy!




So far I'm in love & literally just hours before blogging this I was complaining to my mom how I didn't think it was going to work...ALWAYS have patients & let things soak in!! 
I love that the green bench turned coffee table pops now too!! You can see that newer post HERE

  • What do you guys think about this new slipcover? Let me know below!!

Happy Tuesday!

 
As always THANK YOU for stopping in on my little growing blog. I know everyone says something like this, but I honestly appreciate each of you for sharing my posts, commenting etc....I'm not the biggest or most popular blogger, but I am humble, real & practical ,and  hopefully helpful or inspiring in someway :). 
***You can find me here for updates & more ,or SUBSCRIBE on the right side of my blog for FREE & direct updates right to your mail...
Paige.Rose
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